Thursday, May 6, 2010

Benson Charles Forsyth: 6lbs 11oz

Well, there are plenty of details to give, but I'm pretty tired so I'm going to cut to the highlights!

WE HAD A BABY!!!!!


Benson's due date was the 21st of May, but apparently he decided to come a little earlier. He was born May 6 around 5:26am. The picture of me cutting the umbilical cord was clear enough that it recorded the time and date on my watch:

This was a tender mercy for us to have Benson when he came. Emily fell on a toy last week which nearly put her into early labor the day before I was to leave for a conference in Denver. Her uterus calmed down enough for me to go, and while there I met with a potential employer, got to present my research, and received a potential invitation to a worldwide summit on education in Qatar. Benson stayed in until the day after I got back home as well as the day after all the grandparents arrived for my graduation tomorrow.
Emily's labor only lasted about 3.5 hours from water breaking to delivery. We found out afterward the umbilical cord wasn't well placed and had Benson gone full term it could have been life threatening. Again, a great blessing that he came early.

Here are just a few pictures...

To finish things off here is a quick movie right after Benson was born...



Benson has been pretty mellow so far, which has been great. We love him and we're excited to have him!

15 comments:

Jared and Melisa said...

YAY I'm the first to leave a comment! CONGRATULATIONS you guys he's SOOO cute, it looks like he has a little bit of Abby in him :) I think I recall telling you that you were going to go into labor with all that relaxing pool playing! Just Kidding :) I can't wait to see him!

The Earls said...

Oh he is gorgeous! I'm so happy for you guys! I can't wait to meet him. Congratulations! Thanks for letting me help out! We love you guys!

Rob and Jennifer said...

I am so happy for the both of you!!! Congratulations!!!! He must be a very obedient child to come at such a good time. Now he can watch his Dad graduate.
Hope all is going well.

Rachel said...

Congrats to the new family of four!!!! I am so happy for you!! I love the name you picked. Good luck with everything and I look forward to seeing you one of these days!

Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh, it's Abby as a boy!!! He is adorable! I am so happy for you! (And still weirded out that a few days ago we were relaxing in the pool wondering when we were going to have these kiddos!)

Travis and Aryn said...

Congrats you guys!! He is a good looking boy!!! Glad the timing all worked out!!! Take it easy and enjoy him!

Cassy said...

We have had similar tender mercies with our children as well. I am glad you are all well and healthy!! And congrats on graduating.

Julie said...

Oh I am so happy, happy, happy for you. Little Benson is adorable and so is his family. Loved the video. Congratutations to everyone! Rachel and I love Benson's name.

The Bourne Family said...

YAY!!! Congratulations! I am so happy for you and I'm glad the timing worked out. What a good Mother's Day gift, as well as graduation. I hope these next few weeks and months treat you wonderfully. Sure do luv ya!

The Bourne Family said...

p.s. I love the name.

Maria said...

Congratulations! What a little cutie!

Whitney said...

Congrats! He's adorable! Emily you are such a cute mom!

Tara said...

Way to go Emily! I'm so excited for you guys and what lies ahead. Congrats!

ottspot said...

Congratulations! He is a cutie!

Dawnell said...

Congratulations!! I just happened to see your blog from Jill's and I guess it was good timing. I'm so glad Benson came right "on time" and that everyone is healthy.